Cops give out leaflets for public safety

TO HELP increase public awareness on what to do and prepare during typhoons, the police community relations (PCR) of the Cebu City Police Office gave out fliers yesterday in malls, churches and terminals.

Among the tips police shared in the fliers are:

u2022 The public should monitor news from the television or radio so that they would know what is happening.

u2022 Branches of trees should be cut to prevent these from falling in case of strong winds.

u2022 One must have flashlights, batteries, gas, enough food, water and first aid supplies.

u2022 In case of floods, turn off the circuit breaker.

u2022 When heavy rain occurs, refrain from going to coastal areas, and places that are prone to landslides.

r• Evacuate as soon as the local government units announce it.

PCR Chief Enrique Belciña said police stations in Cebu City were also given leaflets to be distributed in their jurisdiction.

“It is very important that the public should be aware of what to do. One must follow the instructions of the LGU (where they belong),” said Belciña yesterday.

Meanwhile, the Police Regional Office (PRO) 7 Director Prudencio “Tom” Bañas said that since all police are required to be on duty during the typhoon, he advised the police to secure first their families.

The police are on heightened alert since Thursday. This means that all policemen are required to report for duty and are not allowed to go on leave.

Bañas also advised all households to check their houses before evacuating.

“Some may take advantage of the situation. Do not leave your expensive stuff and secure your belongings,” said Bañas.

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